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Body found on Racoon Island identified - Click here to print this information

A body recovered on Racoon Island on April 2 has been identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk. The recovered body is that of Gary Edward Webb, 56, of Williamsburg. According to Sheriff David L. Doughty, Jr., Mr. Webb was reported missing on December 17, 2013 by his family, after he failed to return home from a fishing trip on the York River the evening prior. His boat was later recovered on the Gloucester County side of the York, approximately one mile south of the Coleman Bridge. Officers from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission investigated the initial report and also assisted Northampton County investigators with the recovery on Raccoon Island, a remote barrier island at the southern tip of the Eastern Shore , near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The medical examiners office reports that a cause of death is still pending.

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